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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 8. Points of Operation and Other Hazardous Parts of Machinery
Article 68. Leather and Composition Goods Machines

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§4511. Embossing Machines (Power or Foot Driven).

Embossers of the head type shall be equipped with at least one of the following:

(a) A fixed guard enclosing front and sides of platen with stock feeding slots too narrow to allow insertion of operator's fingers, or

(b) An interlocking gate guard connected with the operating mechanism in such a way that it will automatically protect the front and sides of platen during the power stroke, ensuring that the operator's hand cannot be caught by the platen, or

(c) A starting device which requires the simultaneous action of both hands of the employee or employees when two or more employees are operating the press, or

(d) A sliding or revolving table or other feeding device which does not require the operator's hands to be placed under the platen, or

(e) A mechanically operated guard which throws the hands of the operator out of the way as the platen descends. Such a guard should be padded to prevent injury should it strike the operator's hand or wrist.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. Amendment filed 11-20-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 47).

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